Professional racer and Mythbusters star Jessi Combs’ suddenly passed away on Tuesday, and her family is now addressing her death with a poignant statement.
Combs passed away on Tuesday, August 27. She hosted Mythbusters from 2009-10. She was also known as the “fastest woman on four wheels”. She passed away in a fatal crash while pursuing a land speed record.
Her family told Jalopnik, “It is with extreme grief, and in celebration of her life that her family and close friends share that race car driver, and TV personality Jessi Combs, passed away in a fatal crash, where she was pursuing a land speed record in the North American Eagle on August, 27th 2019 on a dry lake bed in Oregon. The details of the crash have not been released at this time.”
The statement added, “Jessi was known for her bright smile, positivity, and tenacious pursuit of the fulfillment of her dreams. Her drive was infectious, and she served as a role model for young Girls, and Women around the world. People that loved her and followed her became family, all bonded together by adventure and passion. Her fans adored her, and she lived to inspire them.”
“Combs was one of the rare dreamers with the bravery to turn those possibilities into reality, and she left this earth driving faster than any other woman in history. Surrounded by her family and friends at the time of her passing, Jessi lived fearlessly and her legacy lives on in the countless lives she touched,” her family added.
Combs’ family also said that she was the “fastest woman on Earth, a dream she had been chasing since 2012.”
Combs’ partner Terry Madden also took to Instagram to talk about her death. He said, “So I don’t know how to say any of this but it all needs said. I have never loved or been loved by anyone as much as this amazing woman @thejessicombs she was truly my unicorn and I enjoyed every single minute that I had with her. She was the most amazing spirit that I have ever or will ever know. Unfortunately we lost her yesterday in a horrific accident, I was the first one there and trust me we did everything humanly possible to save her!!”
May Combs rest in peace.
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